Category Archives: No Bake

Cake Batter Flavored Energy Bars

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of Chocolate Covered Katie, but if you haven’t, you need to look at her blog.

I love making desserts, but when I go on trips and stuff, I like to bring healthy snacks so I always go to her website when I’m looking for one.

The last recipe I made turned out really well.  I made her Cake Batter Energy bars and they were delish.  The only change I made to the recipe was adding a “frosting” made with cake batter flavored protein powder mixed with melted coconut oil.

I highly recommend these!

To see the recipe, click here: Chocolate Covered Katie.

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No Bake Cake Batter Oatmeal Fudge Blondies

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This heat is gettin’ crazy.  It’s been over 100 degrees for the past 2 weeks!

They tell you to stay out of the kitchen if you can’t take the heat, but I prefer to just turn the heat off in the kitchen.

Katie ain’t bakin’ no mo’.  Ever since the sun started blazing, I started testing recipes for “no bake blondies.”  I searched and searched and searched but could not find a single recipe that wasn’t a healthy date/fig/etc. mixture, so I thought I’d make my own.

It’s hard work, let me tell you.  I still haven’t found the perfect recipe, but these are my favorite so far.

If you’re sick of the heat like me, but still want to make some tasty treats, these are the ones for you.

What have you been making since it’s been so hot?  Have you still been baking or does it kill you to turn the oven on?



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No Bake Cake Batter Oatmeal Fudge Blondies


  • 2 cups cake mix of choice (I used Funfetti, duh.)
  • 6 blocks of vanilla almond bark
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe bowl with white chocolate, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Mix in cake mix and oats.
  3. Press mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Chill until hardened.
  5. Cut and eat. Yum.

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Nutella No-Bake Cookies

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When I was a kid, I used to love when my mom would make no-bake cookies.  She rarely ever made them, so they were an awesome treat when she did.  Since she rarely made them, I thought they were some magical treat that was really hard to make.

I didn’t realize how easy they were to make until the first time I made them on my own.  Even though they still tasted great, it kind of ruined the “magical, really hard to make” feeling I had for them as a kid.

Which is why I had to switch them up to make them taste better.  Adding Nutella shouldn’t make that big of a difference, but it really did.  When you add Nutella, they kind of taste like fudge.  Fudgy oatmeal cookies that take 10 minutes to make… what gets better than that?  The magic was back for me after I made these!

how to make nutella no bake cookies

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What was your magical treat as a kid?

Nutella No-Bake Cookies
Adapted from: Food Network 


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal


  1. In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
  2. Let boil for 1 minute then add Nutella, vanilla and oatmeal.
  3. On a non-stick surface, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

nutella no bake cookie recipe

No Bake Cake Balls

“In cooking (baking), as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.” —Curnonsky

That quote was obviously written about cake balls.

I love making cake balls.  They are the easiest, but most delicious little creations ever.

Remember those Poké Ball Cupcakes I made?  Well, I somehow had a ton of frosting leftover, so the obvious choice was to make cake balls.  I had to make these quickly for a party, so I made these a little differently.  I just used the straight cake mix and frosting.  It was super sweet, so I suggest making these small!

My next cake ball challenge is layered cake balls from the Sugar Turntable.  Don’t these look good??

Picture from: The Sugar Turntable

What’s your favorite cake ball recipe??

No Bake Cake Balls


  • 1 (18.25 oz) package cake mix of choice
  • 2-4 cups frosting of choice
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Directions:
  • 1.  Mix cake mix and frosting. (Start with 2 cups and slowly add more until you reach desired consistency.)
  • 2.  Place prepared balls in freezer for about an hour.
  • 3.  Melt chocolate in microwave with vegetable oil.  
  • 4.  Coat chilled balls in chocolate.